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Jails Are Overcrowded Because Cases Take Too Long to Process, Report Says

Jails Are Overcrowded Because Cases Take Too Long to Process, Report Says

The backlog has increased the city's jail population by over 57% since 2020.
City Starts Annual Farmers Market Aid Program For Seniors

City Starts Annual Farmers Market Aid Program For Seniors

Low income seniors can get coupons that can be used to buy fresh fruit and vegetables at local green markets across the city.
More Work Needed to Achieve State's Clean Energy Goals: Comptroller

More Work Needed to Achieve State's Clean Energy Goals: Comptroller

A new audit from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli calls for the Public Service Commission to conduct more risk assessment to ensure the state meets its clean energy goals.
NYPD, BK DA to Host Crown Heights Gun Buyback Event on Saturday

NYPD, BK DA to Host Crown Heights Gun Buyback Event on Saturday

The buyback will be held at the Beulah Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, July 20.
Judge Stops Bus Service Cuts After Lawsuit

Judge Stops Bus Service Cuts After Lawsuit

A temporary restraining order was issued to stop the MTA from reducing bus service in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan.
Education Dept. Asked to Create Dress Code Policy for Public Schools

Education Dept. Asked to Create Dress Code Policy for Public Schools

The City Council approved a bill that requires the DOE to create a uniform dress code policy.
MTA Reduced Brooklyn Bus Service After Congestion Pricing Was Nixed, Lawsuit Says

MTA Reduced Brooklyn Bus Service After Congestion Pricing Was Nixed, Lawsuit Says

The lawsuit was filed by TWA Local 100 union, the Public Advocate and a Brooklyn resident on Wednesday.
Transit Crime Fell by 7.8% Compared to 2023

Transit Crime Fell by 7.8% Compared to 2023

City officials said the additional police officers that have been patrolling the subways had a big impact.
Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identity of Homeless Individuals

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identity of Homeless Individuals

The defendant is a former fraud investigator with the city Department of Homeless Services.
Porous Pavements That Soak Up Excessive Water Are Coming to Brooklyn

Porous Pavements That Soak Up Excessive Water Are Coming to Brooklyn

The pavements, which will keep 35 million gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system annually, will be first installed in parts of Sunset Park, Borough Park and Kensington.